Weber signs contract with Kuehne + Nagel

As a result of the successful integration of ACR Logistics into Kuehne + Nagel’s Northwest Europe region, Weber-Stephen Products Co, a leading manufacturer of barbecues and gas grills, has awarded the company a contract to provide the management of inbound freight from USA and the Far East, as well as warehousing services in the UK.

Under the three year contract Kuehne + Nagel is supplying a dedicated warehouse service, within a shared user operation at its Dagenham site. Services include goods receipt, order picking and customer delivery for Weber’s high value gas grills, barbecues, associated accessories and spares. At the same time Weber will benefit from full visibility of all inventory levels via the internet, and shared use of warehouse personnel and transport operations during peak season.

Weber has been developing its business in the UK, and prides itself on the quality of its products and customer service. The complete end to end supply chain solution offered by Kuehne + Nagel, with full visibility throughout and a dedicated account management team, will enable Weber to improve its customer service further by offering shorter lead times and increased product availability.

Janet Ellison, Managing Director of Weber UK, comments, “In Kuehne + Nagel we have chosen a professional logistics partner who we are confident will provide a solid platform for our continued growth.”

“We are looking forward to forming a close working partnership with Weber in the future,“ says Peter Ulber, Chief Executive for Kuehne + Nagel’s Northwest Europe Region. “Being awarded this contract is further proof of our position as the leading provider of supply chain services, with the ability to deliver real and innovative end to end solutions. This capability clearly differentiates Kuehne + Nagel from the more traditional players in the market.”



About Weber-Stephen Products Co

Weber-Stephen Products Co., headquartered in Palatine, Illinois, is the premier manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, grilling accessories, and other outdoor room products. In 1952, founder George Stephen designed the Weber® kettle with a lid that allows outdoor cooks to grill in all kinds of weather. A family-owned business for more than 50 years, Weber has grown to be a leading exporter of outdoor grills worldwide. Weber charcoal and gas grills are available at select garden centres, leading department stores, hardware stores and other retail outlets. Weber has a content-rich website with grilling tips, techniques, and more than 200 original Weber recipes at www.weber.com or at 01756 692600.